Author Archive | Katie

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A Mother’s Winter Rant

Raise your hand if you’re ready for Old Man Winter to go ahead and buy the farm, kick the bucket, meet his maker? I know I’m not alone. I’m actually over it about 24 hours after the first day below freezing. We may not get much snow and ice in Oklahoma, but the little we […]

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What “Being Present” REALLY Means

On a day to day basis I change several diapers, comb and style hair, drive to school, make meals, wipe noses, breastfeed, read Thomas the Train 400 times, sing songs, comfort cries, discipline and redirect, play ponies and do puzzles, and answer the question “why?” more times than I’d like. I’m there for those moments, […]

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How to Keep Your Sanity During the Holidays

The holiday season is here (or as I like to call it “eating season.”) While the memories made and family time are always awesome in hindsight, the reality of them can be a tad stressful. I’m no expert at remaining calm cool and collected but I am an expert on stress! Especially when I start […]

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An Olympic Party for Kids!

What can I say? I love a reason to have a party, and the Olympics are a fabulous reason to have fun with your kids! This year the opening ceremony starts August 5 in Rio de Janeiro and I can’t wait! I’m not exactly a sports fan, but there’s something magical about the Olympics. The […]

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When Do You Let Your Kids Quit?

My oldest daughter has been involved in a few different activities in her short 6 years. She’s still pretty young, so I think just exposing her to many options is a good idea to see what she might like to delve into more deeply as she gets older. Each time we set the goal that […]

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Why I Drag My Kids to Church Each Week

I’ve had to reflect on this thought often as a parent because let’s be honest…having little ones in church can feel pointless at times, right? And I was once a children’s minister! As a mom, I’m often so busy passing out snacks, wiping noses, taking kids on potty breaks, feeding or changing diapers in the nursery, […]

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It’s OK to Ignore Your Kids!

That title may have got your attention, and I’m already bracing myself for the hateful comments, but please read the full post before you think I’m telling you it’s OK to neglect your kids! Neglect is NEVER OK. That is actually a crime that can cause you to lose your parental rights. However, ignoring your […]

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